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  • Why China still can’t beat US to become the world’s most powerful navy

    05/22/2017 8:31:02 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 22 May, 2017 | Minnie Chan
    China will eventually become the world’s No 2 aircraft carrier power, trailing only the United States, but its carrier strike group air crews are still far below international standard, military experts say. “An aircraft carrier needs regular large-scale maintenance. China should have more than four carrier groups if it wants to fulfil escort missions on the high seas and safeguard its overseas national interests,” Beijing-based naval expert Li Jie said. “A sole aircraft carrier cannot become a fighting force because it needs the presence of other warships to form a strike group, as well as the protection given by other...
  • The Japanese have shown the ultra-modern luxury train. Photo

    05/14/2017 5:01:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Mice Times Asia ^ | May 14, 2017
    The East Japan Railway company sent to the first journey of the ultramodern train Train Suite Shiki-shima, for which tickets are booked until March next year. Train Train Suite Shiki-shima called “boutique on wheels”. It is designed for only 34 passengers and consists of ten cars, which placed 17 of the compartment, restaurant and lounge. According to The Japan Times, the creation is invested 5 billion yen, equivalent to $44.5 million Train Suite Shiki-shima should be three tourist routes, beginning in Tokyo and passing through the various prefectures of the country. The interiors of the trains was developed by the...
  • Former Governor Of Tokyo Claims Obama Ordered The CIA To Assassinate Him

    05/10/2017 7:51:02 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    The former governor of Tokyo reportedly made a shocking accusation in a recent interview. Speaking to the Shukan Post, a Japanese tabloid, Shintaro Ishihara claimed that former President Barack Obama ordered the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to assassinate him, the Tokyo Reporter wrote Wednesday. Ishihara is said to have claimed that the U.S. should off North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un the way the Obama administration tried to off him. “Why doesn’t America just assassinate Kim Jong-un already?” Ishihara asked. “I mean, they killed Gaddafi and Bin laden … Assassinations are their specialty.” Sponsored Content Top 7 Reasons to Get Your...
  • Japan May Acquire Aegis Ashore To Defend Itself From North Korean Missiles

    05/06/2017 1:14:29 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    The War Zone ^ | 5 May, 2017 | Tyler Rogoway
    Japan has accelerated a study examining if installing the Aegis Ashore anti-ballistic missile system would be an effective means of dealing with the increasing threat of a ballistic missile barrage from North Korea. Japan has also looked into acquiring America's Terminal Hight Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system as an alternative to Aegis Ashore, but the increased coverage that Aegis Ashore provides would be more applicable to Japan's unique geographic and strategic needs. Also, Aegis Ashore can better interoperate with Japan's Aegis mid-course intercept capable destroyers, not to mention the fact that there is a high degree of commonality in sensors,...
  • Japan to look into deployment of cruise missiles to combat North Korea threat

    05/06/2017 12:37:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Kyodo ^ | Saturday, 06 May, 2017
    Japan has started contemplating future deployment of cruise missiles in response to North Korea’s repeated ballistic missile launches and nuclear tests, a government official said on Friday. The government is eager to set aside spending to study the potential acquisition of a capability to strike enemy launch sites, possibly in a draft state budget for fiscal 2018, the official told Kyodo News, speaking on condition of anonymity. However, there are concerns within the government and ruling parties that adoption of strike capability would run contrary to Japan’s exclusively defence-oriented posture and trigger a backlash from opposition parties. According to the...
  • New Japanese mission will be going to the Moons of Mars

    05/04/2017 4:35:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | 05/04/2017 | Matt WIlliams
    Known as the Martian Moons Exploration (MMX) mission, the plan is to have a robotic spacecraft fly to Phobos and Deimos to explore their surfaces and return samples to Earth for analysis. The spacecraft would be deployed sometime in the 2020s, and would be tasked with two main objectives. The first would be to help scientists determine the origins of Phobos and Deimos, which has been a subject of debate for some time. Whereas some believe that these moons are capture asteroids, others have argued that they were created when fragments ejected from Mars (due to giant impacts on the...
  • North Korea vows to put US military bases in Japan "under radioactive clouds" and threatens another

    05/03/2017 8:39:17 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 53 replies
    Mirror ^ | 3 MAY 2017 | JOSHUA TAYLOR
    North Korea vows to put US military bases in Japan "under radioactive clouds" and threatens another Hiroshima A state newspaper in Pyongyang made the chilling threat: "Japan knows better than others how terrible the nuclear disaster is" BYJOSHUA TAYLOR North Korea has vowed to put US military bases in Japan "under radioactive clouds" if war breaks out. Kim Jong-un 's regime issued the chilling warning and reminded Japan of the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II. The threat comes as Japan debates whether to change its anti-war constitution as fears of a conflict between the US and...
  • North Korea Says US Bomber Flights Pushing Peninsula To Brink Of Nuclear War

    05/02/2017 3:46:31 AM PDT · by Strategy · 56 replies
    Reuters The Economic Times ^ | May 2, 2017 | By Reuters
    SEOUL: North Korea accused the United States on Tuesday of pushing the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war after a pair of strategic U.S. bombers flew training drills with the South Korean and Japanese air forces in another show of strength. The two supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers were deployed amid rising tensions over North Korea's dogged pursuit of its nuclear and missile programmes in defiance of United Nations sactions and pressure from the United States. The flights of the two bombers on Monday came as U.S. President Donald Trump said he was open to meeting North Korean leader...
  • Donald Trump: North Korea Could Still Face Military Action As Japan Moves Warship To Protect US

    04/30/2017 7:06:19 AM PDT · by Strategy · 6 replies
    News Australia ^ | April 30, 2017
    US President Donald Trump said he would not rule out the use of military force against North Korea, as Japan sent its biggest warship since WWII to protect a US supply ship. When asked at during a factory tour before his rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to mark his 100th day in office what his message on North Korea is, Trump told reporters: "You'll soon find out, won't you?" Asked whether that meant military action, Trump said: "You'll soon find out." His comments came as Japan dispatched its biggest warship since World War II to protect a US supply ship, as...
  • French amphibious carrier visits Japan ahead of Pacific show of power

    04/29/2017 7:03:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 29, 2017
    French amphibious carrier visits Japan ahead of Pacific show of power By Nobuhiro Kubo | SASEBO As tension spikes on the Korean peninsula, a French amphibious assault carrier sailed into Japan's naval base of Sasebo on Saturday ahead of drills that risk upsetting China, which faces U.S. pressure to rein in North Korea's arms programs. The Mistral will lead exercises next month near Guam, along with forces from Japan, the United States and Britain, practicing amphibious landings around Tinian, an island about 2,500 km (1,553 miles) south of the Japanese capital of Tokyo. The drills, involving 700 troops, were planned...
  • US Warship Sails Within 'Striking Distance' Of North Korea As Donald Trump Prepares 'Show Of Force'

    04/29/2017 4:00:43 AM PDT · by Strategy · 100 replies
    The Sun ^ | April 29, 2017 | By Patrick Knox
    A HUGE US Navy super-carrier is gearing up for war off the coast of North Korea after Kim Jong-un's third test fire flop this month. USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group arrived in waters near the Korean peninsula, where it will join the USS Michigan, a guided missile submarine that docked in South Korea on Tuesday. The Nimitz-class U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson sailing towards the Korean coast this morning.
  • North Korea threat: Experts paint dark picture of what fallout of pre-emptive strike

    04/26/2017 2:52:55 AM PDT · by topher · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 26-April-2017 | Ryan Gaydos
    Full Title: North Korea threat: Experts paint dark picture of what fallout of pre-emptive strike may look likeForeign policy experts theorized Tuesday about what a pre-emptive military strike against North Korea may look like in the event that pressure from China and deepening isolation does little to stop Pyongyang's rogue regime. The Trump administration--which is holding an emergency meeting Wednesday at the White House-- has said “all options” are on the table, but the White House appears to be losing patience with Pyongyang. Former CIA analyst Bruce Klingner told Newsweek that Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, would likely...
  • Panic Buying Hits Japan Ahead Of - War: “Nuke Shelters, Air Purifiers, Anti-Radiation Supplies…”

    04/25/2017 10:00:56 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4-24-2017 | Mac Slavo
    As tensions heat up with North Korea and the potential for a nuclear exchange becomes all the more real, residents of Japan are panic buying everything from nuclear shelters to air purifiers in preparation: Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has pressed ahead with missile tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions. A small company that specializes in building nuclear shelters, generally under people’s houses, has received eight orders in April alone compared with six orders during a typical year. The company, Oribe Seiki Seisakusho, based in Kobe, western...
  • Japan gets real: what to do when the 10-minute missile warning comes

    04/25/2017 6:35:48 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Japan Times ^ | APR 24, 2017 | ERIC JOHNSTON
    Japan gets real: what to do when the 10-minute missile warning comes BY ERIC JOHNSTON STAFF WRITER APR 24, 2017 OSAKA – With fears growing that North Korea could hold a nuclear or missile test as early as Tuesday, municipalities and prefectures nationwide are responding to a government request to provide information on what to do in the event Japan is targeted. The moves come as the Cabinet Secretariat Civil Protection Portal Site on what to do in case of a North Korean missile attack has seen a surge to about 2.6 million views this month from 450,000 in March,...
  • North Korea 'ready to strike' US aircraft carrier as Trump leans on China, Japan

    04/23/2017 11:31:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Yahoo! 7 News ^ | April 24, 2017 | James Pearson and Steve Holland, Reuters
    North Korea said it was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, while US President Donald Trump prepared to call on China and Japan to assist in mounting pressure on the rogue nation. The United States ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail into waters off the Korean peninsula in response to growing concern over the North's nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the US and its Asian allies. The US government has not specified where the carrier strike group is as it approaches the area. The aircraft carrier...
  • What Would the Second Korean War Look Like?

    04/23/2017 8:02:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 94 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | April 19, 2017 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    The first 24 hours of war on the Korean peninsula could cost hundreds of thousands of lives.What would a military conflict on the Korean Peninsula look like? To many, this question might trigger a severe case of apocalyptic anxiety, where, on the one hand, we assume that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is willing to embrace Götterdämmerung-like catastrophic violence to defend its Stalinist regime, whereas, on the other hand, we seem to be incapable of genuinely fathoming the carnage any military conflict between Seoul and Pyongyang would cause. One explanation for this may be that estimates of casualties...
  • North Korea Threatens To Strike US Aircraft Carrier To Show 'Military's Force'

    04/23/2017 4:57:25 AM PDT · by Strategy · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 23, 2017
    North Korea threatened Sunday to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military prowess as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. strike group for exercises in the Philippine Sea. "Our revolutionary forces are combat-ready to sink a U.S. nuclear powered aircraft carrier with a single strike," according to North Korea's ruling Workers Party's newspaper, the Rodong Sinmum. The paper also likened the USS Carl Vinson to a "gross animal" and said a strike on the carrier would be "an actual example to show our military's force."
  • Top Trump adviser calls for reviving controversial natural gas project on Oregon’s coast

    04/21/2017 10:21:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Columbian ^ | April 21, 2017 | Chris Mooney and Damian Paletta, The Washington Post
    A top adviser to President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to throw the administration’s support behind a proposed controversial liquefied national gas terminal in Oregon that had been rejected by regulators during the Obama administration. “The first thing we’re going to do is we’re going to permit an LNG export facility in the Northwest,” said Gary Cohn, chair of the White House National Economic Council. “Just think of the transport time from the Northwest to Japan versus anywhere else. Then we’ve got to put facilities on the East Coast to get from the East Coast to Germany.” “The one place...
  • VP Pence thanks corporate Japan for boosting US growth

    04/19/2017 8:59:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Channel NewsAsia ^ | April 19, 2017 | Agence France-Presse
    TOKYO: Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday (Apr 19) hailed Japanese companies for contributing to US economic prosperity, moving to ease fears over the protectionist agenda of President Donald Trump. Trump has criticised Japanese auto giant Toyota for planning to open a factory in Mexico, part of general broadsides against both foreign and domestic companies as he emphasises job creation in the United States. Last week his administration kept Japan on a Treasury Department watch list covering foreign exchange policies of US trading partners, exerting tacit pressure on Tokyo to buy more American-made goods and services. Such actions, as well...
  • ANALYSIS: What Would Actually Happen If North Korea’s Kim Jong-un Launched A Nuclear Attack

    04/18/2017 8:04:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | April 18, 2017 | Ryan Pickrell
    For years, the world had heard warnings, but most doubted the day would ever come. Most fall before allied defenses, but one missile finds its mark — it’s the one that matters most. In a flash, hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people perish. Would North Korea fire off a nuclear weapon? No one knows for certain, but what we do know is that the above scenario is exactly what an aggressive and increasingly-powerful North Korea has been threatening for decades. While the reclusive regime may have previously lacked the necessary weaponry, the North now has the kind of...